Chapped Lip Saviors
Well, it’s officially colder weather season. While we love our PSLs and chunky scarves, one thing that plagues us is chapped lips. (sigh)
Here’s some science for you: your lips don’t have oil glands like the rest of your face. What that means is that they are dependent on environmental hydration, primarily via humidity. If you like in an area with little to no humidity then you may suffer from perpetually dry lips. Humidity naturally decreases in climates that have colder seasons, which causes lip dryness (our technical term is “chap”) to increase.
If you are licking your lips, thinking that you’re hydrating them, stop right now. Thank you very much. The digestive enzymes secreted from your tongue will dry out your lips even more; potentially even causing irritation if they get into the chap. Certain topical medications, such as retinol and acne creams, can also cause your skin to dry out so we recommend avoiding your lips when applying.
If you are looking for the cure this cuffing season, look no further. Literally, just scroll down and we’ll hook you up with our favorite lip saviors.